Warren police logs: Several thefts reported

Monday, August 22Someone complained about a large pile of trash on the side of Wood Street.A caller told police that someone was riding a motorized bike on the bike path, south of Bridge Street.A …
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Women charged in Warren car break-in

Two East Providence and Riverside women face charges after police say they attempted to steal items from a car parked on Cutler Street last Wednesday, August 25. Police were called to Cutler just …

Courageous ‘Black Regiment’ honored in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — Standing in front of a wall inscribed with the names of 794 soldiers who fought off the British in 1pa778, Kasim J. Yarn said he and others have a duty to keep their memories …

UPDATE: Driver dies after car slams granite post

A 27-year-old man died at Rhode Island Hospital Monday night just short of a day after his car went off State Road, Westport, at a curve and crashed straight-on into a large granite post early Monday morning.

Barrington school closed to repair flood damage

Parents of Sowams School students learned late Monday night that classes at that school would be canceled for the remainder of the week while crews repair walls damaged during a recent flood. A …

Committee signals support for proposed East Providence school budget

EAST PROVIDENCE — At a second special workshop on the Fiscal Year 2016-17 budget held Monday night, Aug. 29, the East Providence School Committee strongly indicated it was on a path of supporting …

Drivers ditched cars, only to find bridge also closed to pedestrians

PORTSMOUTH/TIVERTON — Several drivers who couldn’t get into Tiverton due to Monday’s mishap on the Sakonnet River Bridge thought they had a smart idea: Just ditch the car in …

New photos: Bridge inspectors rescued after truck flips

Two bridge inspectors who had been left suspended in a bucket beneath the Sakonnet River Bridge early Monday afternoon when their boom truck overturned have been rescued.

Grand Jury indicts two for A'Vant murder in East Providence

PROVIDENCE — The Providence County Grand Jury returned an indictment Monday, Aug. 29, against the suspects in the August 2014 murder of t city man Yusef A'Vant. The Attorney General's office …
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Speak-Out: Residents still riled up about potential new Dunkin’

I am sick and tired of hearing about how terrible a new Dunkin’ Donuts building might be, especially from people that have no idea what they are talking about. They are some of the nicest and …

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Editorial: Heroic effort

$2.6M water authority contract deserves closer look

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Bristol Police: House breaks, trapped squirrel, and more

The Bristol Police Department responded to the following calls between Aug. 15 and Aug. 21: Monday, Aug. 15 Police dispersed a man who had passed out behind Purity Laundry on Metacom Avenue at …

Portsmouth woman indicted on murder charge

Police arrest cat killer Stravato for parole violation

Bristol arrests: Felony larceny, strangulation, suspended licenses

UPDATE: Teen in critical condition after Barrington car crash

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A simple shrimp dinner for yourself or company

This is an easy recipe we love from one of my favorite cookbooks. It’s in the appetizer section and they recommend serving it on rounds of French bread; but, I like to serve the shrimp as a …

'Nature & National Identity' in New Bedford

‘Black Regiment’ to be honored Sunday in Portsmouth

Wood Street to celebrate neighborhood pride

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A lifelong Portsmouth resident, Jim graduated from Portsmouth High School in 1982 and earned a journalism degree from the University of Rhode Island in 1986. He's worked two different stints at East Bay Newspapers, for a total of 18 years with the company so far. When not running all over town bringing you the news from Portsmouth, Jim listens to lots and lots and lots of music, watches obscure silent films from the '20s and usually has three books going at once. He also loves to cook crazy New Orleans dishes for his wife of 25 years, Michelle, and their two sons, Jake and Max.